Removes the burden of ECC from the host processor while minimising protocol changes
Toshiba has introduced BENAND, a multi-application single level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory, with an embedded error correction code (ECC).
BENAND’s diverse applications include LCD TVs and digital cameras along with robots and other industrial applications.
It removes the burden of ECC from the host processor while minimising protocol changes and allowing host processors to support leading-edge process NAND flash memory in a timely manner.
In addition, BENAND embeds an ECC with an error correction of 4 bit per 512 bytes onto Toshiba’s cutting-edge 32nm process SLC NAND flash memory.
Toshiba said it plans to expand the BENAND lineup to include 24nm process NAND flash memory products after summer 2012.
BENAND’s features include, a 4 bit per 512 bytes ECC and 32nm process NAND flash memory are embedded in one package; embeds a versatile interface; and allows the host processor to apply cutting-edge process NAND flash memory regardless of the error correction ability of the host processor by embedding ECC in the NAND flash memory itself.
Package and pin configuration compatibility are ensured with general SLC NAND flash, allowing easy replacement of existing products.